Tagged: Carbon dioxide

Southern hemisphere joins north in breaching carbon dioxide milestone - Guest Work

Guest Work May 17, 2016

By Paul Krummel, CSIRO and Paul Fraser, CSIRO As we predicted two months ago, the background atmospheric carbon dioxide levels measured at Cape Grim on Tasmania’s northwest coast have officially passed the 400 parts per million (ppm) mark. Our measurements, compiled by our team at CSIRO together with the Bureau of Meteorology, show that the … Read More

What Drives Denialism? The Simple Answer - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 27, 2011

Denialism is a term used to describe those who reject propositions that are well supported by evidence. Examples include those who vehemently deny that anthropogenic global warming is occurring, that HIV causes AIDS and those who claim that smoking does not cause lung cancer and that vaccines do not work. Much has been written about the techniques used by those promoting denialist … Read More

The Greenland Ice Sheet in a high-CO2 world - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Jan 06, 2011

Before I introduce the latest instalment of the podcast, I’d like to take the opportunity to say a big hello and happy new year to everyone in the Sciblogs community. I hope you all enjoyed the festive season and that 2011 brings with it plenty of exciting science stories. I should also explain my absence towards the end … Read More

Taking the Hot Air out of the Climate Change Debate - Guest Work

Guest Work Jun 22, 2010

By Dr Michael Edmonds Climate change is an issue which needs to be debated scientifically, through careful and rational analysis of the facts. However, as the climate change debate intensifies a disturbing trend is emerging — more and more of the debate involves arguments reminiscent of a ’down and dirty’ political debate. Personal attacks, misrepresentation or … Read More

GRA inaugural meeting shows strong will to succeed - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 07, 2010

This week marks the inaugural meeting of the Global Research Alliance (GRA). For those of you not familiar with it, it’s probably one of the best things to come out of last year’s largely-failed Copenhagen talks.  The idea had first budded in late 2008, but was officially launched … Read More

Australian media on a mission to make scientists look dodgy - Science Life

Rebecca McLeod Dec 21, 2009

Yesterday 895,000 Australians (and this one Kiwi) woke up to the headline “HOPES FADE IN COPENHAGEN, RISE ON THE REEF” in a national newspaper. As one who is always up for a bit of optimism I began reading… but by the second line my hopes were somewhat dashed: “Scientists ‘crying wolf’ over coral”. This front page story reported the … Read More

A+ for Australian Marine Scientists - Science Life

Rebecca McLeod Dec 04, 2009

The Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card Australia 2009 has just been released. Hiding behind the long-winded name is an excellent resource - a website-based state-of-knowledge of how climate change is likely to affect Australia's marine life, with expert opinions from more than 70 marine scientists across the country. Read More